Hereford High School

  • Hereford High School serves 1,182 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 98% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 42%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 92% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 44%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Hereford High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Maryland state average of 61%.
  • Hereford High School operates within the Baltimore County School District.
  • Baltimore County School District's 89% graduation rate is higher than the Maryland state average of 88%.

Top Placements

Hereford High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:

  • Category Attribute
  • Overall Rank Highest overall rank (Top 5%)
  • Math Proficiency Highest math proficiency (Top 1%)
  • Reading Language/Arts Proficiency Highest reading language/arts proficiency (Top 5%)
  • Graduation Rate Highest graduation rate (Top 1%)
  • Community Size Largest student body (number of students) (Top 10%)

School Overview

  • Hereford High School's student population of 1182 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 65 teachers has declined by 16% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2016)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,182 students
Hereford High School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Hereford High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers65 teachers
Hereford High School Total Teachers (1989-2016)
Students by GradeHereford High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Hereford High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 1367 schools in Maryland (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Hereford High School is 0.19, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MD)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
98%
42%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
92%
44%
Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
Hereford High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2016)
Asian
1%
6%
Hereford High School Asian Students (1992-2016)
Hispanic
2%
15%
Hereford High School Black Students (1997-2016)
Black
5%
34%
Hereford High School Black Students (1989-2016)
White
90%
39%
Hereford High School White Students (1989-2016)
Two or more races
2%
4%
Hereford High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsHereford High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownMD All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.190.40
Hereford High School Diversity Score (1989-2016)
Graduation Rate≥99%
88%
Hereford High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
6%
40%
Hereford High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
5%
Hereford High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Hereford High School is Baltimore County School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 25 school districts in Maryland (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Baltimore County School District's student population of 111,138 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 89% has increased from 82% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $14,469 in this district is less than the state average of $16,454. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $14,351 is less than the state average of $16,634. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    School District NameBaltimore County School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    174
    28
    Number of Students Managed111,13817,941
    Baltimore County School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    38%
    42%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    40%
    44%
    District Graduation Rate
    89%
    88%
    District Total Revenue$1,547 MM$295 MM
    District Spending$1,535 MM$298 MM
    District Revenue / Student$14,469$16,454
    District Spending / Student$14,351$16,634
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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